Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

Moved by Conflict: Object 8: Ration Book

German submarines prevented supply ships from reaching Britain with wheat, meat, tea and sugar. By 1917 food shortages had become widespread, prices were high, and queuing for food was a feature of daily life. From January 1918 national rationing of sugar, meat and butter was introduced. This child’s ration book belonged to Francis William Beales, who lived with his family in St Andrews. (ref 0316TSH)
Ration book

(c) BMGA

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